Echoes of the Holocaust on the American Musical Stage

Echoes of the Holocaust on the American Musical Stage
Author: Jessica Hillman
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2012-10-15
ISBN 10: 0786466022
ISBN 13: 9780786466023
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Echoes of the Holocaust on the American Musical Stage Book Review:

With chapters on The Sound of Music, Milk and Honey, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, The Rothschilds, Rags, Ragtime and The Producers, this book examines both direct and indirect references to, or resonances of, the Holocaust, tracing changing American attitudes through the chronological progression of these musical productions and their subsequent revivals. Despite the abundance of writing on both musical theatre history and on the difficulties of Holocaust representation, history and theatre scholars alike have thus far ignored the intersections of these areas. The academy thereby risks excluding precisely those works that shed the most light on our culture's evolving response to the Shoah, an event that still helps to define American identity. This book redresses this lapse by focusing on the theatrical form seen by the greatest amount of people--musicals--which either trigger or reflect changing American mores.

American Musicals in Context From the American Revolution to the 21st Century

American Musicals in Context  From the American Revolution to the 21st Century
Author: Thomas A. Greenfield
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 319
Release: 2021-03-31
ISBN 10: 1440865418
ISBN 13: 9781440865411
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Musicals in Context From the American Revolution to the 21st Century Book Review:

American Musicals in Context: From the American Revolution to the 21st Century gives students a fresh look at history-based musicals, helping readers to understand the American story through one of the country's most celebrated art forms: the musical. With the hit musical Hamilton (2015) captivating audiences and reshaping the way early U.S. history is taught and written about, this book offers insight into an array of musicals that explore U.S. history. The work provides a synopsis, critical and audience reception, and historical context and analysis for each of 20 musicals selected for the unique and illuminating way they present the American story on the stage. Specifically, this volume explores musicals that have centered their themes, characters, and plots on some aspect of the American complex and ever-changing history. Each in its own way helps us rediscover and discover anew pivotal national crises, key political decisions, defining moral choices, unspeakable and unresolved injustices, important and untold stories, defeats suffered, victories won in the face of monumental adversity, and the sacrifices borne publicly and privately in the process of creating the American narrative, one story at a time. High school and college readers will come away from the volume armed with the critical thinking skills necessary to discern fact from fiction in U.S. history. Capitalizes on historic interest in the musical Hamilton Represents major periods in American history through musicals Unlike other books on the history of musical theatre, explores American history through musical form

Experiencing Jewish Music in America

Experiencing Jewish Music in America
Author: Tina Frühauf
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2018-06-13
ISBN 10: 1442258403
ISBN 13: 9781442258402
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Experiencing Jewish Music in America Book Review:

Experiencing Jewish Music in America: A Listener's Companion offers an easy-to-read and new perspective on the remarkably diverse landscape that comprises Jewish music in the United States. This much-needed survey on the art of listening to and enjoying this dynamic and diverse musical culture invites listeners curious about the many types of music in its connection to Jewish life. Experiencing Jewish Music in America is intended to encourage further reading about, listening to, and viewing of this portion of America’s musical heritage, and provide listeners with the tools to understand and appreciate this body of work. This volume is designed to appeal to listeners of all stripes, regardless of ability to read music, and of religious or cultural background. Experiencing Jewish Music in America offers insights into an extensive range of musical genres and styles that have been central to the Jewish experience, beginning with the arrival of the first Jewish immigrants in the sixteenth century and the chanting of the Torah, to the sounds of pop today. It lays the groundwork for the listener’s understanding of music in its relation to Jewish studies by exploring the wide range of venues in which this music has appeared, from synagogue to street to stage to screen. Each chapter offers selected case studies where these unique forms of music were—and still can be—heard, seen, and experienced. This book gives readers unique insights into the challenges of classifying Jewish music, while it traces its history and development on American soil and outlines “ways of listening” so readers can draw clear connections to Jewish culture. The volume thus brings together American Jewish history, the story of American and Jewish music, and the roles of the individuals important to both. It offers the reader tools to identify, evaluate, and appreciate the musical genres, and reflect the growing interest of the past decade in the academic study of Jewish music.

Minnesota Law Review

Minnesota Law Review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OSU:32437123599868
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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iBroadway

iBroadway
Author: Jessica Hillman-McCord
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 365
Release: 2017-11-21
ISBN 10: 3319648764
ISBN 13: 9783319648767
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

iBroadway Book Review:

This book argues that the digital revolution has fundamentally altered the way musicals are produced, followed, admired, marketed, reviewed, researched, taught, and even cast. In the first hundred years of its existence, commercial musical theatre functioned on one basic model. However, with the advent of digital and network technologies, every musical theatre artist and professional has had to adjust to swift and unanticipated change. Due to the historically commercial nature of the musical theatre form, it offers a more potent test case to reveal the implications of this digital shift than other theatrical art forms. Rather than merely reflecting technological change, musical theatre scholarship and practice is at the forefront of the conversation about art in the digital age. This book is essential reading for musical theatre fans and scholars alike.

The Haunting of Lin Manuel Miranda

The Haunting of Lin Manuel Miranda
Author: Ishmael Reed
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2021-04-20
ISBN 10: 1576875512
ISBN 13: 9781576875513
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Haunting of Lin Manuel Miranda Book Review:

“That’s a lot of horse hockey, Hamilton.” Described by the New York Times as “classic activist theater” and “a cross between ‘A Christmas Carol’ and a trial at The Hague’s International Criminal Court.” "In this, his latest work, the protean Ishmael Reed--the legendary artist and prolific writer--continues to burnish his already sterling reputation by dismantling the 'Creation Myth' of the founding of the U.S., as represented in the incredibly profitable play and musical, Hamilton. Reed, a verbal acrobat of global renown, demonstrates here why he is widely considered to be the leading intellectual in the U.S. today." -Gerald Horne, author of The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the USA This powerful play, originally produced at the Nuyorican Poets Café, comprehensively dismantles the phenomenon of Lin-Manuel Miranda and Hamilton. Reed uses the musical’s crimes against history to insist on a radical, cleareyed way of looking at our past and our selves. Both durable and timely, this goes beyond mere corrective – it is a meticulously researched rebuttal, an absorbing drama, and brilliant rallying cry for justice. The perfect tie-in to both the success of and backlash to Hamilton, it is the major voice in contrast to the recent movie. It captures both the earnest engagement that fans of the musical desire, as well as the exhausted disbelief of those who can’t stand it. Teachers, students and fans of drama, literature, and history will find much to love. It is written by one of America’s most respected and original writers, who is eagerly promoting it, and who is long overdue for a renaissance.

American Theatre

American Theatre
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1988
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015013634681
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Echo

Echo
Author: Pam Muñoz Ryan
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2015-02-24
ISBN 10: 0545576504
ISBN 13: 9780545576505
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Echo Book Review:

2016 Newbery Honor Book New York Times Bestseller An impassioned, uplifting, and virtuosic tour de force from a treasured storyteller! Lost and alone in a forbidden forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and suddenly finds himself entwined in a puzzling quest involving a prophecy, a promise, and a harmonica. Decades later, Friedrich in Germany, Mike in Pennsylvania, and Ivy in California each, in turn, become interwoven when the very same harmonica lands in their lives. All the children face daunting challenges: rescuing a father, protecting a brother, holding a family together. And ultimately, pulled by the invisible thread of destiny, their suspenseful solo stories converge in an orchestral crescendo. Richly imagined and masterfully crafted, Echo pushes the boundaries of genre, form, and storytelling innovation to create a wholly original novel that will resound in your heart long after the last note has been struck.

Echoes of the Sixties

Echoes of the Sixties
Author: Marti Smiley Childs,Jeff March
Publsiher: Watson-Guptill Publications
Total Pages: 312
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015048242120
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Echoes of the Sixties Book Review:

In tune with the interest in oldies music, the author has interviewed a variety of music industry people to spotlight 43 of the musical composers and performers who influenced an entire generation. Illustrations.

20th Century Music

20th Century Music
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015040221965
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Reunions

Reunions
Author: Samuel Honig
Publsiher: Windsor, Ont. : Benchmark Pub. & Design
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015055441177
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reunions Book Review:

Accounts of episodes from the life of Samuel Honig (born in Kraków in 1922), members of his family, and others in Poland before, during, and after the Holocaust. Honig and his father survived in a Soviet gulag, as recounted in his wartime memoir. Antisemitism is described in pre- and postwar Poland, while the onset of the Holocaust is treated directly in terms of Kraków and the Kraków ghetto. Relates exploits of Jews fighting in the Czech, Polish, and Russian armies against Germany. Includes the story of a beautifulJewess who turned in other Jews to the Nazis, and a postwar visit to a Jewish orphanage in Chorzów. The author settled in Canada.

Levitating the Pentagon

Levitating the Pentagon
Author: Jeffery W. Fenn
Publsiher: University of Delaware Press
Total Pages: 289
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 9780874134421
ISBN 13: 0874134420
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Levitating the Pentagon Book Review:

"This work undertakes the examination of the evolutions and innovations in the American theatre of the Vietnam War era as well as a study of the dramatic scripts and productions that emerged during this period and that were created in it. It is also an aim to both generalize and specify the nature of the dramatic response, and, by way of example, to illustrate the discrepancies in style and attitude between current dramatic works focusing on Vietnam War themes and those written under the conflict's direct experience and immediate influence." "The significant dramas dealing with Vietnam were written by playwrights who had some firsthand experience of the war, either by the ex-combatants themselves, or by those who had personal or professional associations with them. These dramatists offer the most profound insights concerning the ordeal and its consequences for both the combatants and their society, yet virtually none of their works are commercially produced today. These authors confronted the fact of war directly and chronicled in dramatic terms its psychological horror. Their plays, which attempted to portray the magnitude of the event and its immediate and long-lasting effects - on both the individual and the collective American psyche - best illustrate how the theatre eventually managed to come to terms with the devastating experience of the conflict. A study of the dramas that had their genesis in personal war experience offers invaluable insights not only into the problems associated with the Vietnam experience, but also many of those which still plague American society today." "As the plays relevant to the war experience are discussed in this book, it will become readily apparent why the the Vietnam War dramas took the form they did, and perhaps also why they are being virtually ignored at the present time. It is inevitable, though, that the dramas written by veterans of the war, and the dramas written by those who had a personal relationship with returned soldiers, will eventually be rediscovered and appreciated both for their historical value as firsthand impressions of the experience and of the consequences of the action for the men and women who served and for those who awaited their return." "The American theatre of the sixties was extremely dynamic for several reasons, all deriving from the circumstances that theatre, as Shakespeare suggests, echoes and enhances the ideas, turmoil, and passions of the world it reflects. An examination of the various manifestations of theatre of the sixties, the forms it took, the subjects on which it focused, the conditions under which it was performed, the reception accorded it, is one of the most informative and revealing approaches to a study of the sociology of the decades of 1960 and 1970. This book offers a unique and objective perspective of the response of the American theatre to the social struggles and cataclysms that characterized and punctuated the era, particularly the one dominating event that left forever indelibly stamped on the American consciousness the terrible experience of a war that was hopelessly lost before it was begun."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Theatre Record

Theatre Record
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105122356889
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Bowker s Complete Video Directory 1999

Bowker s Complete Video Directory  1999
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1866
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780835242080
ISBN 13: 0835242080
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bowker s Complete Video Directory 1999 Book Review:

Awake and Singing

Awake and Singing
Author: Aaron Hoffman,Elmer Rice,Clifford Odets,Arthur Laurents,Sylvia Regan,Samuel Nathaniel Behrman,Paddy Chayefsky
Publsiher: Berkley
Total Pages: 636
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015062488617
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Awake and Singing Book Review:

This first volume in a two-volume anthology presents the history and evolution of Jewish plays (1920-1960), from the social realism and political concerns of Elmer Rice and Clifford Odets to the urban wit of Neil Simon and Wendy Wasserstein. Many of these plays are unavailable in any other format. (Drama)

Western European Stages

Western European Stages
Author: Martin E. Segal Theatre Center
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015066108500
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Back Stage Theater Guide

The Back Stage Theater Guide
Author: Trevor R. Griffiths,Carole Woddis
Publsiher: Backstage Books
Total Pages: 466
Release: 1991
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015024894217
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Back Stage Theater Guide Book Review:

Describes the lives and major plays of British, European, American, and classical playwrights, and looks at recent productions of each one's work

High Fidelity Incorporating Musical America

High Fidelity Incorporating Musical America
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1965
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105042259577
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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New York Theatre Critics Reviews

New York Theatre Critics  Reviews
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015067515612
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New York Theatre Critics Reviews Book Review:

"Theatre reviews is a complete guide and record of the New York stage, reprinted from New York sun, New York times, New York herald tribune, New York post, New York daily news, New York world telegram" 1940- ; reprinted from the New York daily news, Wall Street journal, Time, New York post, Women's wear daily, New York times, Christian science monitor, Newsweek, NBC ,1976-

Newsweek

Newsweek
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015025675110
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Newsweek Book Review: